Last-ball defeat but Chesham climb table
Marlow hit six off the final ball with any result possible
THAMES VALLEY CRICKET LEAGUE DIVISION ONE Chesham 258 all out Marlow 263-9 Marlow won by one wicket
CHESHAM suffered a last-ball defeat to Marlow on Saturday, having set a competitive target of 259 but failing to force the win.
Andy Goddard again topscored, with 66, while Mark Eteen hit a classy 58, as Chesham were all out for 258, but Marlow went for it and were helped by several dropped catches.
Despite that, Marlow found themselves nine wickets down, with any result possible off the final ball, before striking the winning runs. Despite defeat, the 14 points gained lifted Chesham to fifth place in Division One of the Thames Valley League.
The seconds stayed second in Division 2a, despite going down by six wickets to Maidenhead & Bray, and the thirds cemented their position at the top of Division 5a with a comfortable seven-wicket win over Harefield thirds, thanks to the leg spin of Jack Gibbins (5-36). The fourths lost by three wickets to Harefield fourths, despite setting a challenging target of 223 (Ed Wainwright 56), and the women gained a second successive win in the North London Womens League, beating Totteridge Millhilians by 37 runs thanks to a century opening partnership between Sue Benson (92 not out) and Jess Lewis. The Sunday first and seconds both won in the Chess Valley Sunday League, with Max McIver and Mark Hughes D’Aeth hitting half-centuries against Holtwhites and Totteridge, respectively.
TOP MAN: Chesham’s Andy Goddard pictured in action against Newbury, was again his side’s top-scorer in their nailbiting last-ball defeat to Marlow Photo by Chris Berry wwwbuyaphototms.co.uk NL20121853